PSYE305 Възприятие


The goal of the course is to cover: the basic knowledge in the field of the psychology of perception, the mechanisms of perception, the basic research areas and the contemporary theoretical approaches.

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Психология (на английски език)


гл. ас. Иван Ванков  д-р
гл. ас. Иво Попиванов  д-р

Описание на курса:


The students will know:

- the basic notions and concepts in the field of perception

- the functioning of the sensory systems

- the mechanisms of perception of shape, space, motion and time

- the basic theories of perception

The students will be able

- to read and understand texts in the field of perception

- to explain and discuss various perceptual phenomena

- to evaluate and compare individuals in respect to their perceptual abilities

Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. What is perception. Physiological and psychological approaches to perception. Basic psychophysical concepts.
  2. Information transmission in the nervous system
  3. Taste and olfaction. Temperature sensitivity. Pain
  4. Somatosensory sensitivity: tactile, kinesthetic, and haptic perception. The vestibular sense.
  5. Audition. Perception of loudness, pitch and timbre. Auditory space perception
  6. Vision. Peripheral visual mechanisms. Visual analyzers
  7. Test 1
  8. Introduction to the Gestalt-psychology. Principles of visual grouping. Figure-ground segregation.Perception of partially occluded figures. Gestalt-principles in audition
  9. Perception of color. The color space. Mechanisms and anomalies of the color vision
  10. Depth perception.Binocular and monocular depth cues
  11. Motion perception. Perception of continuous motion of objects and textures. Apparent motion
  12. Attention. Attention and eye movements
  13. Time perception. Face perception and perception of other’s bodies
  14. Constancy of perception. Constructivism vs. ecological optics
  15. Test 2

Литература по темите:

Palmer S.E. (1999) Vision Science. The MIT Press, Cambridge

Schiffman H.R. (1996) Sensation and Perception. An Integrated Approach. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Средства за оценяване:

Two tests and an essay during the semester.